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My Chemical Romance Alums Join Forces With 'Aquabats!'
9:00 AM PDT 5/30/2013 by Kimberly Nordyke

The Aquabats! Super Show! gets some real-life rock infusion in its upcoming second season.

Hub Network's live-action kids series -- which centers on a crime-fighting rock band on a never-ending quest to right wrongs, destroy boredom and seek justice for all -- will feature a forthcoming episode that was co-written and co-directed by former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way.

The collaboration with Aquabats! creator/executive producer/star Christian Jacobs came about after MCR -- which announced its split in March -- appeared in another Jacobs-created series, Nickelodeon's Yo Gabba Gabba, in December 2011. Way and Jacobs kept in touch and decided to partner up again for an episode of his newest show, which is based on the real-life rock band that Jacobs (aka "The M.C. Bat Commander") co-founded in 1994 with fellow Aquabat Chad Larson (aka "Crash McLarson"). (Incidentally, the series just received a Daytime Emmy nomination for outstanding children's series.)

Their episode -- which is titled "Anti-bats!" and airs June 29 -- finds two competing bands who are seeking revenge on The Aquabats! uniting with evil Silver Skull to become the Anti-bats! Way's brother and former MCR bandmate, bass player Mikey Way, guest-stars as one of the Anti-bats!

Ahead of the show's season two premiere, Way and Jacobs talked to The Hollywood Reporter about their upcoming episode, their working relationship and what's next.

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